Distinguished Alumnae/i Award 1996
Class of 1980
Heather Reynolds, CNM, MSN is a lecturer in nursing in the Nurse-Midwifery specialty program and the minority student coordinator at Yale School of Nursing. She first entered Yale’s door as a nursing student with a degree from Boston University in psychology and a background in Child development and social work. She graduated with her Masters in Nursing from Yale in 1980. She practices in the Women’s Center at Yale New Haven Hospital, where she provides a broad spectrum of ambulatory services to the women there.
Heather started her career as a nurse educator when she joined the faculty at the University of Colorado Nurse-Midwifery Program in 1983. She returned to Yale in 1986. From 1988-2002 she served as director of the nurse-midwifery practice at Yale-New Haven.
In addition, Heather has carried the flag in matters of health service planning and policy development. She has served as a Nurse Consultant in the Health Resources and Services Administration, Division of Nursing. There she speaks with the wisdom gained from her role as a midwife caring for (count them) two generations of young women having their babies at Yale-New Haven Hospital.They love to see her too, and are willing to wait for hours for a visit when her schedule is double and triple booked with patients who refuse to see anyone else.
Heather is a scholar and a frequent participant in forward-looking clinical research projects. She has studied and written about breastfeeding, midwifery service administration, group prenatal care, adolescent health care and adolescent risk reduction. Her contribution and leadership has been recognized by many: she has received a Kellogg Foundation Student Fellowship, and she was a Primary Care Policy Fellow of the U.S. Public Health Service. Her other awards include being a Yale School of Nursing Distinguished Alumna and she is a Fellow of the American College of Nurse-Midwives.
adolescent health, primary health care health policy, health care delivery to underserved/underserved communities, health care delivery to minority populations
Cromwell, P., Levanthal, J., Moriarty, A., Reynolds, H., (co-investigators), American Academy of Pediatrics-Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Planning Grant. Developing a Community-wide program for dealing with adolescents with negative pregnancy tests. Completed.
Intervention to Reduce HIV/STD risk in Pregnant Teens With Ickovics, J.R.(P.I.), co-investigators: Rising, S., Klima, C., Reynolds, H., et al
Intervention to reduce HIV/STD Risk in Teen Pregnancy. J. Ickovics (PI), co-investigators: Sikkema, K., Cicchetti, D., Niccollai, L., Magriples, U., Klima, C., & Reynolds, H. Funded by The Office of AIDS Research at NIMH.
A New Group model for prenatal care. With Urania Magriples, MD (P.I.), Co-investigators: Reynolds, H., Picagli, D., Klima, C., & Tangirs, J.(HIC # 11040) 7/99 unfunded research, completed.
Intensive Care for Teens with Negative Pregnancy Tests. (2000) Sadler, L. (P.I), Co-investigators: Reynolds, H., Moriarty-Daley,A., Leventhal, J. and Ickovics, J.
Yale-New Haven Hospital Women’s Center
Reynolds, H. D. (in press). Bleeding in pregnancy. In Alexander, Hood, Johnson, & Mallard (Eds.), Comprehensive Women’s Health Care. New York: Elsevier.
Moriarty Daley, A. L., Sadler, L. S. & Reynolds, H. D. (in press). Adolescent pregnancy. In Alexander, Hood, Johnson, & Mallard (Eds.), Comprehensive Women’s Health. ElsevierElsevier.
Kay, L., Reynolds, H. D. & Goff, M. F. (in press). Postpartum. In Alexander, Hood, Johnson, & Mallard (Eds.), Comprehensive Women’s Health. ElsevierElsevier.
Ickovics, J. R., Kershaw, T. S., Westdahl, C., Magriples, U., Massey, Z., Reynolds, H. D. & Rising, S. S. (2007). Group prenatal care and perinatal outcomes: A randomized controlled trial. Obtetrics & Gynecology, 110, 330-339.
Reynolds, H. D. (2007). Public health and midwifery. In L. Ament (Ed.), Professional issues in midwifery. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.
Sadler, L. S., Chen, J. Y., Moriarty Daley, A. L., Leventhal, J. M. & Reynolds, H. D. (2006). Reproductive care and rates of pregnancy in teens with negative pregnancy test results. Journal of Adolescent Health, 38, 222-229.
Moriarty Daley, A. L., Sadler, L. S., Leventhal, J. M., Cromwell, P. F. & Reynolds, H. D. (2005). Negative pregnancy tests in urban adolescents: An important and often missed opportunity for clinicians. Pediatric Nursing, 31, 87-89.
Moriarty Daley, A. L., Sadler, L. S., Reynolds, H. D. & Leventhal, J. M. (2005). Teen C.A.R.E.: Comprehensive adolescent reproductive education manual. New Haven, CT: Yale University School of Nursing.
Reynolds, H. D. (2005). Contributions in practice: Context, in celebrating the contributions of academic midwifery: A symposium on the occasion of the retirement from the faculty of the Yale University School of Nursing (YSN), of Professor Helen Varney Burst. Yale University School of Nursing.
Drebitko, C., Sadler, L. S., Leventhal, J., Moriarty Daley, A. L. & Reynolds, H. D. (2005). Adolescent girls with negative pregnancy tests. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 18, 261-267.
Reynolds, H. D. (2004). Review of: Pregnancy and drug misuse. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 49(1), 63.
Sadler, L. S., Dynes, M., Daley, A. M., Ickovics, J. R., Leventhal, J. M. & Reynolds, H. D. (2004). Use of home pregnancy tests among adolescent women. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 29(1), 50-55.
Moriarty Daley, A. L., Sadler, L. S., Leventhal, J. M., Cromwell, P. & Reynolds, H. D. (2004). Clinicians’ views on reproductive needs and services for teens with negative pregnancy tests. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 9, 41-49.
Sadler, L. S., Dynes, M. W., Moriarty Daley, A. L., Ickovics, J. R., Leventhal, J. M. & Reynolds, H. D. (2004). Use of home pregnancy tests among adolescent women. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 29, 50-55.
Ickovics, J. R., Kershaw, T. S., Westdahl, C., Rising, S., Klima, C., Reynolds, H. D. & Magriples, U. (2003). Group prenatal care and preterm birth weight: Results from a matched cohort study at public clinics. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 102, 1051-1057.
Reynolds, H. D. (1998). Preconception care: An integral part of primary care for women. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 43, 445-458.
Selected awards and honors
Primary Care Policy Fellow, US Public Health Service, 1992.
Distinguished Alumna Award, Yale School of Nursing, 1996.
Fellow in American College of Nurse Midwives, 1997.
Nursing Educator Award, Southern CT Black Nurses Association, Inc., New Haven Ct., 2002.
The Ruth SteinKraus-Cohen Memorial-Outstanding Women of CT Award, March 2003.
Perinatal Services Advisory Board. The New Haven Healthy Start Initiative, 1998-present.
Board of Health, Commissioner (appointed), January 1999-February, 2000. And 1/01/03 for 5 years
Board of Health, Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Board (FIMR), member, 1999-present.
National Health Service Corp (NHSC), HHS, Washington, D.C. NHSC Ambassador, 2002-present